Monday, 21 April 2008

A SUNNY SUNDAY

Fabulous Autumn/Fall weather and a picnic lunch on Sunday.

Sometimes you just have to get out of the house. For me that was Sunday.
Max and I went for a drive over the other side of the Mornington Peninsula to Westernport Bay.

We stopped off at Hastings and watched
‘the world’ go by.

Lots of families walking down the pier and also feeding the pelicans.


Next we went to Flinders and just sat in the sun and relaxed.
I love the length of this pier.

From on top we could look down and see this.
See my shadow taking this photo,

Watched the fishermen coming in and then putting their boats onto their trailers.
Love this one using his red tractor.


I zoomed in with my little camera and saw some resourceful fishermen using an old ironing board that they topped with timber to clean up their fish.
From the photo above you can see one of them
carrying 2 white
buckets and heading to where they put the board.

Great way to use an old ironing board

I did zoom in a lot with this so it's not very clear.



There is really so much to see and do on the Mornington Peninsula



62 comments:

Lori said...

Alison, that looks like a perfect day:) your pictures are just gorgeous. the water looks so pretty and blue. thanks for sharing your sunny day!!!

Monica said...

that sounds like my kind of day!
Love the tractor shot!

Simply Me Art said...

Wow, Can't beat a Gorgeous Day like that! What a Wonderful way to spend your Day.

Angela Louise said...

Thankyou Alison for the marvellous pictures. I especially love the one with the close-up of the boats. There's something about boats that I really like. Their form and colour I think. I have a couple of charm-sized watercolours of boats that I did awhile ago and I thought that if you like boats too that I could send you a charm containing one.Let me know?
Glad to be part of the gorgeous day you had, Angela.

Amy said...

mmm that looks like one peaceful ocean :-)

Jodie said...

Your photos are gorgeous.

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Alison,
What a peaceful and serene day you and Max must have had over at Flinders. Reminds me that I must get back down ther for a visit someday soon.

Hugs,
Kerryanne

Shabbyfufu said...

The water looks so calm Alison. What a hoot with the ironing board~lol!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

What a lovely day!!! I love the red tractor photo. I can see our river from my front garden but I would love to look out at Lake Michigan. That is what your photos remind me of. Just lovely.

Vintage Tea said...

Looks lovely!! Better than the cold, wind and rain we're having in the UK!

Victoria x

Blue House Mom said...

An ironing board? Oh, so clever. I'll share that with my husband. Great photos. The bay looks like a great place to watch the world go by.

Bristol said...

What beautiful pictures~ It is great to have days like that~
Bristol

Mosaic*Queen said...

I could have sat there all day. Just BEAUTIFUL!! It's a good thing I don't live close to an ocean, as I believe I would spend most of my days there and I wouldn't get anything accomplished.
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs!

Michelle

dede warren said...

What a beautiful day it looks like Alison. I just love to spend a day at the seashore. How resourceful those men are, eh?

Lisa said...

Hi Alison.
Looks like a fun daytrip! You are so lucky to be surrounded by all that beauty.
Do you suppose that the fishermans wife is looking for her old ironing board??? LOLOL

mendytexas said...

What gorgeous photos!! Love the water...wish I lived near the coast! :)mendy

Mary said...

Sounds like a glorious day -- thanks for taking us along! What a gorgeous spot -- so big and wide open and sunny! Love the tractor! :)
xoxo,
Mary

Felicia said...

What beautiful photos :)

A Romantic Porch said...

Those pictures are so beautiful. How neat that it is Fall there. Love,Rachel

Bejeweled said...

Now that looks like the perfect way to spend a day! Great pictures of all the fishermen - what fun to watch all the beach traffic come and go!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh I love your photos!! I can't wait until the weather is nice enough here so we can get closer to the Coast!
Hugs,
Robin

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Allison, I never saw anyone use a tractor to pull their boat in before. LOL I used to love to fish with my father at the beach. We would sit for hours in beach chairs casting into the surf. And I was the one that ran around trying to find some kind of board that had washed up on shore for cleaning our caught fish on. Fabulous memories. :)

Jen Glover said...

Oh how beautiful! Thanks for the great pictures! Happy Monday!

Fete et Fleur said...

What a beautiful place. The water looks so inviting.

xx Nancy

Tammy said...

oooh so pretty. What a lovely day.
Thanks for sharing these pretty images.

Tammy

Counting Your Blessings said...

Wouldn't it be lovely to do that everyday?! Or something equally peaceful and beautiful?! Oh.. I would adore that! Blessings... Polly

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

I can't get over how lovely and clear the water is in those photos.Looks like a bit of heaven!

Susan Tuttle said...

What a brilliant day - just perfect!

Susan
xo

Miss Rhea said...

Just lovely Allison !! i can smell the salty air from here. Glad you had such a nice day. Yes, cleaning fish on the ironing board would be so much better than ironing !! lol

bluemuf said...

Alison, what a beautiful place to spend the day.

Karen

KarenHarveyCox said...

Alison,
What a gorgeous place to go. Oh, and this music brings back such lovely memories. It sounds like you and Max had a great time. Your photographs are wonderful. Karen

Charmingdesigns said...

ooooh man!! Look at your sunshine!! Laurie

Alison Boon said...

Some fabulous pictures just showing the innovative ays people go about their daily lives.
Love the mother's day book too.

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Alison! What a beautiful Fall day. The calm water is so peaceful. That ironing board is actually really smart - keeps their backs from getting sore from bending over to clean all the fish. The water looks so crystal clear - so pretty! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures.
-Karoline

Annie said...

Sounds like a lovely peaceful day out Alison.

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a fun and beautiful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Vickie said...

Love the pictures. I could sit and watch that! It would be nice to feel the sun. Thanks for stopping by! Dennis does seem to be doing better. He has a followup appointment soon. That's when we'll find out more.

Deb said...

What a beautiful Sunday you had! The water is so calming - I could sit for hours watching the boats too.

Donna Layton said...

What incredible photos. I love the pier. It's stunning. I also love the men's use of the ironing board. Makes me think of all sorts of ways an ironing board could be used.

Brook said...

Oh my. How lovely that water looks!!! It's just beautiful there!

Blessings
Brook

Sue said...

It's a toss up...ironing, or cleaning fish mmmm! I dont like either, but the photos are glorious!
Sue

Adla said...

Can't get enough of Mornington Peninsula.It's pretty from every angle.

laura said...

You and Max are the description of diversity. One post he's swimming and running and biking and what not and the next the two of you are lolling around the Peninsula. Congrats on the impending marriage. I love catching up with you.
Laura

Meredith Teagarden said...

Alison,

I love the picts. It is so amazing we are in late winter, early spring and you are in fall!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

What an amazing day! Peaceful and beautiful!
:-)
I used to spend a lot of time on the water so these brought back great memories!
Melissa

Michelle said...

What a fun day and those are great pictures..I don't like to iron so maybe I should pass my board on to the fisherman in the family :)

Michelle

Heartinmyhand said...

Sounds like a wonderful day

Nora Lee said...

What a beautiful day. You captured it perfectly with your pictures!

Dianna said...

Sounds like the perfect day*!*

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Hi Alison!

What a beautiful place to 'escape' to!!! Just gorgeous!

*hugs* Dara

Rosemary said...

Hi Alison,
Looks like a great day!!
Thanks for visiting me.
Rosemary

hopetreestudio said...

Oh so pretty! Denise

Natasha Burns said...

Gorgeous photos and scenery Alison! You live in such a beautiful part of our state, hasn't the weather been great too.
I love that ironing board idea, that is sooooooooooo funny! I've never seen anything like that before!

heidi said...

hi alison ~
thank you for your sweet comments, as always!
lovely relaxing day ~ we all need those! being near water, and watching all the activity is so relaxing.
thanks for posting!
xo, heidi

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Allison,
How lucky you are to have such a wonderful place so close by. The photographs are grand. I want to take a walk there.
Thank you for your comments on the doors...I am happy you like them. Have a memorable day.
Pat

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a beautiful day! Those photos are breathtaking! I'm always amazed at how "blue" everyone elses' ocean photos are. I think the northern Atlantic is pretty much gray/blue. Must be your climate which keeps the water down there so vivid and pretty!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

what a fab day!! Its so pretty over there I wanna move! haha Great pics! hugs

toodles-
Sarah

Latharia said...

What beautiful photos ... and it's so amusing that you're welcoming fall ... we're just celebrating the onset of spring!

Gail McCormack said...

Oh Alison you've captured our Mornington Peninsula so well in your photos. Yes aren't we having the best Autumn weather, I keep holding my breathe thinking it musn't end...please stay like this over winter! I loved your photos!!!

lily-g said...

what a beautiful place and a great way to spend the day,thank you for visiting my blog too!

Cami said...

I'm big into sailing and feel so @ home near docks... Perfect place to watch the world go by!

Barbara Jacksier said...

What a lovely way to "get back" to bloglandia. Thanks for the mini vacation. Now, I have one more Myst See to put on my list of places to go.

Barbara